Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses parasites or fungi and the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Some infectious diseases present mild symptoms such as fever, however some life-threatening infections may require hospitalization. Overall, the healthcare bill associated with pathogen infection is enormous. Many diseases, such as measles and chickenpox, can be prevented by vaccines. Others, such as Ebola, require rapid diagnosis for effective treatment. Sensitive and reliable testing is crucial to improve patient outcomes. With a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests for pathogen detection, QIAGEN is making a difference in the fight against infectious diseases.
QIAGEN offers diagnostic tests in areas such as:
- Respiratory pathogens TB and influenza
- Blood-borne viruses HIV, HCV and HBV
- Hospital acquired infections